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NHL: New York Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 1

Oct. 13, 2011 at 10:05 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- John Tavares scored two of New York's four first-period goals Thursday, sending the Islanders to a 5-1 whipping of Tampa Bay.

New York has won two straight after a season-opening loss. Tampa Bay has lost three of its first four games this year, all of which have come on the road.

Tavares opened the scoring 36 seconds into the contest and then put a slap shot past Dwayne Roloson with 4:45 to go in the first period to make it 3-1.

Matt Moulson and P.A. Parenteau also scored for the Islanders in the first and Michael Grabner tipped in a shot 6:47 into the second.

The only Tampa Bay goal came from Steven Stamkos. It was his first of the season after producing 96 over the past two years.

Al Montoya stopped 34-of-35 shots for the Islanders.

Roloson gave up all five goals on 18 shots before being removed in favor of Mathieu Garon, who made 16 saves.

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